Microsoft has announced the release of a new version of its stand-alone security tools – Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), allowing to block potentially dangerous activity on your PC and prevent malicious attacks of originating objects.
New EMET 4.0 is now even more easy to use, with the option Configuration Wizard helps you to quickly set up the program, and an improved interface provides instant access to all the functions of the application. Useful innovation EMET 4.0 – additional control SSL / TLS-certificates in the browser Internet Explorer. It can be configured in such a way that access to individual sites opened only in the presence of the specified (or trustees meet certain criteria) certificates. This will help prevent attacks Men-in-the-Middle, which use bogus certificates to decrypt HTTPS-traffic.
Technologies such as DEP, ASLR, SEHOP and others can be used as the default, and for specific applications. In version 4.0, the list has expanded, and use has become more flexible. With the option Wildcard, for example, you can quickly select a program that needs to be protected, and the optimized function RopCheck began to work much faster. Also, there was a regime of audit, in which the attacked process does not stop, and the expert can try to figure out the details.
For the work requires EMET 4.0. NET Framework 4.0, but allows installation in Windows XP with Service Pack 3, which is especially important in view of imminent withdrawal of support of this operating system.
Link: Microsoft Security Blog